Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction
Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material.
The book opens by introducing the comparative method of linguistic reconstruction and discussing the culture and homeland of the Indo-Europeans. There follow thorough overviews of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Proto-Indo-European. Each branch’s development from ancient to modern times is outlined, and illustrative text samples given along with translations and etymological commentary. All chapters contain exercises and suggestions for further reading, and the volume closes with a glossary, bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Indo-European Language and Culture: An IntroductionUser Review - Bob Hartley - Goodreads
I'm just a layman so I skimmed most of the more concise parts about morphology and phonology, but it's a very interesting book nonetheless. Some of the explanations for Germanic etymologies leave ... Read full review
Review: Indo-European Language and Culture: An IntroductionUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
Brilliantly written; grounded solidly in current and credible theories regarding Proto-Indo-European; and incredibly useful, especially the chapters on each branch of the Indo-European language family. Read full review